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6 Names on Township Council Ballot

Three incumbents seeking re-election

Six candidates will appear on the ballot for three seats in the May election.

Monica Honis, Mohammed Hameeduddin and Barbara Toffler are all seeking re-election, while newcomers Alexander Rashin, Mark Schwartz and Henry Pruitt try for seats on the town’s governing body.

The names were released by the township clerk this week.

Hameeduddin, who is the town’s mayor, and Toffler were first elected in 2008, while Honis was first elected in 2004.

trustee and . Rashin is a biophysicist and published author who has been a frequent critic of the town’s administration.

Council members serve at-large for four-year terms, and the council selects the mayor and deputy mayor.

Check back for in-depth coverage of the municipal elections, including more on each candidate’s positions. 

Tim March 08, 2012 at 04:45 PM
GAME ON! I hope there are odds in Las Vegas: We keep Mohammed (number 2 or number 3 vote getter) We lose Monica and Barbara (please god!) We gain Pruitt (number 1 vote getter) and Schwartz (number 2 or number 3)
delgado March 09, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Pruit, Honis, Hameeduddin will win.... Is Senator Weinberg going to support Toffler? Who will Teaneck Community Activst and political leader Jason Castle make an endorsement?
Tom Abbott March 09, 2012 at 08:46 PM
For the record, James Castle, lives in Cliffside Park, NJ. For those who are not aware he is running for Congress in NJ's 5th Congressional District. For more information see http://www.facebook.com/jpaul.castle
delgado March 10, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Gordon Johnson, a member of the Real Bergen Democrats endorsed him, thats good enough for all. For the Real Bergen Democrats to support the Teaneck Community Activist, despite his position on Gay Marriage, all Teaneck resident should take appreciate that real Bergen Dems are for him.
Art Vatsky March 10, 2012 at 07:16 AM
Incumbents who voted for the 4-day work week plan at the Municipal Building ought to be prepared to explain its benefits. Closing 10 municipal departments for 52 Fridays is not an increase in service hours to the public. Shifting of employee hours could have added late and early hours without closing on Fridays. Maybe whoever is elected will reinstate Friday hours. I won't support a candidate that does not. Same goes for Councilmembers who won't support a temporary garage for our truck technicians.
JeffO March 10, 2012 at 01:46 PM
The last 2 to 4 years have been so rife with fiascoes that's its definitely time to thin out the ranks of the Gussen faction and prevent any more of his cronies from getting on council.
Tom Abbott March 12, 2012 at 05:12 AM
I've met Mr. Castle briefly and though I don't expect to share all his views, it is likely I will also support him - certainly over Mr. Gussen in a primary or Mr. Garett in the general election. I merely meant to point out that describing him as a Teaneck Community Activist is premature as he has yet to move to Teaneck. I suspect that in the future, whatever the outcome of the congressional race, he will be a Teaneck activist.
Jacob March 12, 2012 at 02:37 PM
@JeffO - So who should we support?

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